Update: Missing at-risk adult found deceased
Update posted Feb. 1, 2 p.m.
Richard Korsgaard found approximately one to two miles from his home in rural San Luis Obispo
–On Feb. 1, search and rescue team members from Kern County located the at-risk missing person, Richard Korsgaard, in San Luis Obispo. Korsgaard was found deceased and the cause of death has yet to be determined. Investigators on scene determined there is no evidence of criminal activity or suspicious circumstances involved with Korsgaard’s death.
The 75-year-old Korsgaard went missing on Sunday and was last seen walking in the 200 block of Baron Canyon Ranch Road in rural San Luis Obispo. Korsgaard was considered at-risk because he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Korsgaard was located at the base of a steep, heavily wooded ravine about a quarter mile northwest of Balm Ridge Court. This is approximately one to two miles from Korsgaard’s home on Balm Ridge Way.
Deputies, Detectives, K9’s, a Sheriff’s Office Aero Squadron helicopter, a CHP helicopter, Sheriff’s Dive Team, Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, and Search and Rescue personnel from Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Monterey, Fresno, Tulare and Kern counties were involved in the search.
Original story posted Jan. 31, 4 p.m.
Richard Korsgaard was last seen Jan. 29 in San Luis Obispo
–The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a search for 75-year-old Richard Korsgaard of San Luis Obispo. Korsgaard went missing on Jan. 29 and was last seen walking near his home in the 6000 block of Balm Ridge Way in rural San Luis Obispo. Korsgaard is considered at-risk because he is suffering from Alzheimers.
On Monday, deputies, detectives, more than 20 sheriff’s search and rescue personnel, four K9’s and a helicopter from the sheriff’s aero squadron conducted a search of the area. Tomorrow the search area will be expanded and the sheriff’s office has requested an additional 30 search and rescue personnel from seven counties to help with the search.
The search is being hampered by the rugged terrain of the area as well as recent storms which have made slippery conditions for search teams, according to the sheriff’s office.
Korsgaard is described as 5′ 11″ tall, 170 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray V-neck sweatshirt with black cuffs, blue jeans and black clog shoes.
If anyone has information on his whereabouts, please contact the sheriff’s office at (805) 781-4550.